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Growing Horseradish

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(Best months for growing Horseradish in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant in the garden.

  • Easy to grow. Plant root pieces. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 20 inches apart
  • Harvest in 16-24 weeks. Some improvement in flavour if left till after frost..
  • Compatible with (can grow in same bed): Best kept separate
  • Horseradish leaf
    Horseradish leaf

Horseradish is grown from root cuttings. If you know someone who has it in their garden, just one piece of root will start off for you.

Dig a deep hole and refill with compost as the horseradish has a long taproot. Plant it and then leave it alone. Apart from constant wet or cold, horseradish will grow in any part of the garden.

Horseradish is an aggressive grower and will quickly take over the garden. It will also grow well in a deep container or sink an old bucket in the ground to prevent spreading. Otherwise, remove all the plant when you harvest it and save one piece to replant.

Can be planted in early Autumn or Spring

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Horseradish

Strong, spicy flavour traditionally used with roast beef.

Used grated for horseradish sauce or horseradish cream

Your comments and tips

12 May 15, Roy (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Marina, I've been giving quit a lot of horseradish away over the past few months but the parent plant can still provide another one. What I do is pot the plant and allow it to stay there until it has settled and is producing new leaves then maybe another week or two which usually makes it fine for transporting, now it won't be full grown so whilst the root won't be suitable the leaves will. Would you like me to do that? Oh by the way I'm in Logan City. Roy
10 May 15, Keith Jamieson (Australia - temperate climate)
Is it possible to grow horseradish in Thornlie.
22 Apr 15, Barbara (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I kept the rootpieces in water through winter and spring in a cold glasshouse and they were rooting and making leaves. In Nov. or Dec. I planted them in a deep bucket and they are growing beautifully. I'll harvest after the first frost, if anybody wants pieces, pls contact me [email protected] I'm in Elsburg, Germiston,Gauteng.
02 May 15, magda (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Goodday Barbara I believe you can help.We stay in Koffiefontein in betwee n BLOEMFONTEIN and KIMBERLEY. We have looked everywhere and queried about the root pieces without success, now I've found your address on the internet, regarding the horseradish. we so in need of a rootpiece, we will be happy to pay the postage if you can post it or how can we get a root from you? my contact nr' s 0723564968 or at work 053-2051301. (won't be at work next week, going to a funeral) Can you pse contact me so that we can arrange something, or do you know somebody nearby who can help me?
19 Apr 15, Robert K (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi. I'm also looking to purchase horseradish roots in gauteng area (Pta). Will pay postage n packaging or collect. Thank you.
19 Apr 15, Harry Dickinson (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Dear Horse Radish lovers. Plants available from Peters Gate, Natal Midlands, Cell 075 412 1320, Fax 086 693 0644 '[email protected] * Regards, Harry Dickinson
02 May 15, magda thiart (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Goodday Harry I'm also looking for horseradish roots, can you please help. We live in Koffiefontein Free State, I'm willing to pay the postage.My contact nr 0723564968 Regards Magda
16 Apr 15, Zaheera (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Hi...I'm looking to purchase horseraddish root in gauteng area Will pay postage n packaging Thank you
30 Mar 15, LEONARD (Australia - temperate climate)
28 Mar 15, dave (Australia - temperate climate)
they have some in Bunnings as of the 28/03/15
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